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George W. Harlow

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Re: George W. Harlow

Posted: 1460388354000
Classification: Query
There is a 20 yr. gap in the census records [1880 - 1900] as the 1890 census was burned in the 1920's. Add 20 yrs to everyone's 1880 age for the 1900 census.

I’m not related to any member of this family.

These statements explain why you will not locate the information you are seeking.
Census records do not record the “specific locality” of a person’s birth.
Census records only record where a person was born – state or country.
Census records record where a person was living when the census taker came by.

Facts you should know about the early census records –

All census records [1790 – 1840] prior to the 1850 census ONLY listed the head of household; whether male or female.

NO specific age was stated for any family member
NO place of birth was stated – city, state, or country
NO city, town, or village is stated – only the county; however some census takers listed the township
NO street address was stated
NO marital status was stated – single, married, widowed, or divorced
NO family relationship was stated – brother, sister, cousin, son, daughter, wife, inlaw, etc…
NO occupation was stated
NO parental birthplaces are stated
NO race was stated [but assume “white”]

1850, 1860 & 1870 census records do not show family relationships, marital status or parental birthplaces.

Step children are not enumerated as “step” children
Adopted children are not enumerated as “adopted”
Grand children are not enumerated as “grand children”
Orphaned children were not enumerated as "orphan"
Immigration date is not recorded

1850 is the 1st census that shows all family members with their birthplaces

1880 is the 1st census that shows parental birthplaces and family relationships +++

Indiana marriage record -
Last Name: HARLOW
First Name: GEORGE W.
Spouse- Last Name: MCGUIRE
Spouse- First Name: MARTHA
County: Owen
Date: 10-7-1849

1850 -
Name: George Harlow
Age: 36
Birth Year: abt 1814
Birthplace: North Carolina
Home in 1850: Jackson, Washington, Indiana, USA
Gender: Male

George Harlow 36, NC - farmer
Mary Harlow 36, KY
Lydia J Harlow 14, IND
George W Harlow 13, IND
William M Harlow 12, IND
Harvey Harlow 10, IND
Melissa Harlow 8, IND
Minerva Harlow 7, IND
Harriet Harlow 5, IND
Laury Harlow 3, IND
Andrew Harlow 3m, IND

findagrave -
Mary Kennedy Harlow
Birth: unknown
Death: unknown

Note: m George Harlow

Swayback Cemetery
Daisy Hill
Washington County
Indiana, USA

Can U name the 3 wives of George W. Harlow with their DOB's & birthplaces.????

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